Tag Archives: Mig

Nice little kit of a 1980’s Warsaw Pact mainstay.  No major headaches, though it is fiddly in places.

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I neither wanted nor expected to enjoy this kit, but once I got used to it, I found a very pleasant build experience.  But don’t get the wrong idea: this kit has plenty of oddities…

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Sometimes you like a subject enough to put up with a frustrating kit.  That’s what I expected from this one, but it turned out to be quite a delightful build.

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To my great delight, my Trumpeter 1/32 MiG-17 was judged the winner of the Cold War Model Making & Photos Early Cold War Group Build.

This was a very tough build during which I learned a lot about techniques, paints, how to get certain effects, and the importance of properly masked markings.  It was a major factor in my decision to get a Silhouette Portrait 2 mask cutter, which has already proved itself invaluable in my Mosquito build.

My in-box review of the kit is here

And my full build review is here.

I didn’t enjoy this build.

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Another year, another group build, another regrettable purchase?  Welcome to my in-box review of Trumpeter’s MiG-17, in 1/32 scale.

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The story of how Eduard’s little MiG-21 ended a streak of really struggling with builds.  What a nice little kit it is.

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7/7